Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Hello Kickstand Card

Ah, Melon! Such a happy color and such a great card color for Spring! Basket Case and Mini blooms stamp sets bring this card to life. A little paper piecing, a little scoring and a touch of shimmer with the stardust finishing spray. And, isn't the font on Hello, Gorgeous just fabulous! Love it!
Here's a close-up. The scoring is 1/4" and inked on top of the "bumps". It's a great way to add texture without adding bulk. And, the little splotches that look like water drops in this photo are actually shimmery splotches from the stardust finishing spray. It looks lovely in real life. :) The bicycle seat and basket are paper pieced and a flower is stamped on melon and plopped on top of the basket too. I might add more or pop it up next time.
Here's the kickstand card from the back. It's an 8" X 4-1/4" card base scored at 4". As you can see the stitched circle detail overlaps the top. You just want to have your envelope beside you so you make sure the card fits in the envelope before you attach it with pop dots.
Here's the side view. Such a fun card fold because it's so easy but has great impact. :)
And, here's the inside. Another layering of melon inks (ink once, stamp twice) and a little grass ink makes the color pop by adding some leaves.

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Have a wonderfully creative day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Happy Fall Y'All - A foxy card!

I kn ow it's spring but I just realized that I forgot to post this happy fox card from last fall. Hey Foxy is a great set to color up for birthday and friendship cards too! This is colored in Lipstick Red copic on kraft and the outlining is done with the white gel pen. Isn't that cool? I love the pop of white that makes on the image. And, the pinking circles are still available in the monthly collections. So fun for stamping and layering. :)
Here's the simple fall leaves inside.

I'm almost getting past the crazy busy times of work and settling back into just busy. Hope to do better at updating and posting as I've been making cards - just not getting them onto the net. :)

Have a wonderfully creative day!
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Birthday Girl!

There are a few days left to get the Birthday Girl stamp set ordered from the March Collection. It's possible it will be available later but don't miss out! She's so cute and fits in beautifully with the other girlfriend stamps!
This is a fun stamp to color with copics and layering two tags together is a fun twist. The card is actually 8" x 5.5". You still score at 4.25" so you have a great front flap that you can put a strip of pattern or plain paper (as shown here) on the side. Lots of dots creates a great background for the card front. And, on the inside too. (I got this great idea after I'd put the card together so my dots are not as fabulously spaced out as I would have liked). :) 

All supplies are from A Muse Studio and are available in my webstore: www.amusestudio.com/seleise

Have a wonderfully creative day!!